- Use to attach a rope to a pole, this knot provide a quick and secure
result. It rarely jams, and can in fact suffer from the hitch unrolling
under tension if the pole can turn. Often used to start and finish lashings.
- With practice, this can be easily tied with one hand - especially useful
- Tip. If you are in a situation where the clove hitch may unroll, add a
couple of half hitches with the running end to the standing end of the knot,
turning it into a "Clove Hitch and Two Half Hitches"!
- Tip. When pioneering, use the
Round turn and two half hitches to start and
finish your lashings instead of the Clove Hitch. It won't unroll, and is
easier to finish tying off. It just does not look so neat!